Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Kids & Family • PG • Directed by: Bill Condon • 131 minutes

The story and characters you know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic Beauty and the Beast, a cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. Experience the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff, and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within.

Viewer reviews

Diversity just to make the PC crowd happy
★★★★★
There is indeed much to like about the movie. the special effects are impressive. Emma is lovely. But honestly, must we have diversity for the sake of diversity even when it doesn't remotely fit into the time period and geographical area? Would the producers make a movie about a tribe from deepest Africa and throw asians, latinos, and whites in just to have diversity? That would be stupid, just like the mix of races in this movie doesn't remotely fit into the scene. — Nag ini

Not nearly as good as original
★★★★★
Nonetheless the cast is as talented as can be, but this film falls short on feeling magical, special, and worth your time. The one question some will have is, "why was this film made?" — Gamergamergamer000

Classic
★★★★★
Awesome movie. Love the original. Didn’t think this could be better, but it is! Disney makes the BEST movies. — wordartist16

Very well done Disney's film.
★★★★★
Most of all, there is a very good reason that the film's setting was based on a French town. Française has a very well established legacy in linguistics. This provides a good direction of how to enjoy the film partly focusing on languages and wordings. The spoken words among/between characters are not supporting wrong gender stereotypical behaviours or pathologic love concept. This makes a huge difference between previous fairy tale films and this film. Audience needs to be cautious when it comes to chew the script and words. — juno.fack.san.diego

All spectacle and no soul
★★★★
This movie is all glamour. But it’s a joke. Nothing and no one is motivated. It’s an absolute waste of time. Making money because of its name, Walt Disney would have never released this if he were alive. Is there anything magical about it? Nope. Nothing. So much talent but so terrible. I give it one star for a worthless effort. The extra dialogue doesn’t even flow well. Belle is British, Cogsworth is British. Lumiere is French and it’s just a disaster. The whole countryside is cg and terrible cg at that. They need to go back to the drawing board on this one. — Scotty Marcelo

Isaiah
★★★★★
Isaiah — Cfreeny

Omg
★★★★★
This is awesome!!!! It would be sooo cool if there was one on the little mermaid — Just Chillin Out

The best movie ever
★★★★
This movie is good but kind of to dramatic.The movie was a beast and they always had the Teacups. — Bicentennial baby

Love it 😍 make more
★★★★★
I love the show hey make more like beauty and the beast 2 it will be awesome so think 💭 about it please.LOVE IT😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️😍😍😍😍❤️❤️ — Jack.marcotte@

Beautiful🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹
★★★★★
This movie is so beautiful it’s amazing I loved it you brought Beauty and the Beast alive and y’all did fantastic job! 🌹 — uunique58

Loved It❤️❤️❤️
★★★★★
I loved it.Dont listen to all the haters.Best movie ever❤️😁😍😜. — hana bannana🍌

My Big Shot Please Read I Am Poor That's Why This Is On An iPad Mini
★★★★★
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I'm in 💘 Beauty and the Beast!!!!!
★★★★★
I haven't watch this lovely found beauty in the beast yet but I'm going to run it out of the Redbox and I know it's gonna be so good I think Emma Watson she is just a beautiful little girl and has a lot of potential and I'm going to love this film I'm going to give it a five star ratings. BTW I love you song beauty in the beast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — 123hjgj

OMG LOVED IT!!!
★★★★★
Many people ask me, do you like beauty and the beast just because Emma Watson's in it or because you truly love it? Answer: I THINK THE MOVIE IS MAGICAL AND I LOVE IT FOR BOTH REASONS! I have red most of these reviews and I can't believe how untruthful they are! The acting great and Emma Watson's voice is so beautiful and she is too! These specific actors did terrific on their parts: Luke Evans, Emma Watson, and Ewan Mcgregor.( Sorry if I spelled his name wrong). They really captured their characters personality. The movie is probably the most beautiful movie I have ever seen. At the theaters, It was so amazing, I was tearing up. NO MOVIE EVER DOES THAT TO ME! The movie needs to be super special for me to do that. I would seriously recommend this movie to buy. — Shhgirl

Sub-Par
★★★★★
Felt like it was a Busch Gardens theme-park show. I sat in my chair wishing I was watching the Disney classic instead of this wanna-be. — mlh85

Wonderful in its own right, only one big complaint
★★★★
On its own, the new live-action Beauty and the Beast is a fine film, and it would have much of the same impact as the original had the original animation not existed. The story is still deeply moving, the acting is fine, the music is enchanting, and the visuals are spectacular. It’s well worth owning. Unfortunately, it’s almost impossible not to compare it to the animated film, so this review will make some relevant comparisons, particularly since this live-action film mostly reproduces the original. Visually, the live-action, physical sets, and CGI far surpass almost all of the original animation, as one would be justified in expecting. That said, it doesn’t take away from the technical achievement of the original animation, e.g. the chandelier in the ballroom. I think the singing in the newer movie suffers in comparison to the older one. While Emma Watson has a very pleasing purity of intonation, her singing voice lacks the characterization that Paige O’Hara had. It’s most notable in the opening “Belle”, but Watson opens up a bit more by “Something there”. I attribute the difference to O’Hara having had more experience from her earlier career on Broadway. Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts arguably has a better singing voice than Emma Watson, with greater strength and range, which comes through in “Beauty and the Beast”. As wonderful as she is, however, the incomparable Angela Lansbury defined the role and the song. I know it’s unfair, but in listening to Thompson, I kept thinking of the ways she didn’t sound like Lansbury. The men compare a little bit more favorably to their counterparts, particularly Ewan McGregor, who doesn’t hold back at all in injecting bounteous élan into his performance as Lumiere. In “Be Our Guest”, McGregor’s Lumiere is a younger, more suave version than Jerry Orbach’s, but both fit the role equally well. Luke Evans as Gaston is similarly well-matched against Richard White’s animated Gaston, in terms of singing. As in the comparison between Watson and O’Hara, I think of Evans less as a singer than as an actor, but Evans injects more energy and character into his singing than does Watson, in some parts, so he compares well with White. Because Evans appears onscreen, however, he makes use of the opportunity to make Gaston a slightly more realistic human character that is otherwise cartoonish villain, whereas the animated Gaston appears as nothing but a musclebound cartoon buffoon. A big advantage that the live-action movie has is the addition of some musical pieces not in the animated film — “How Does a Moment Last Forever” (in several incarnations), “Evermore” (Dan Stevens, as the Beast). “How Does a Moment Last Forever” is probably not necessary for the movie, but it is a welcome addition. Dan Stevens singing “Evermore” reminded me, favorably, of Javert singing “Stars” and was an even more welcome addition. SPOILER ALERT: We all know the story, that the Beast is dying from the fight, that Belle begs him not to leave her (to die), and that Belle then declares her love for the Beast right at the moment of his death and the fall of the last magical rose petal, saving his life and lifting the curse from him and transforming him back to a human. It’s a moment that, no matter how many times I see the animated movie (or Beauty and the Beast at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) always catches my breath and brings a tear (or more) to my eyes. Then the curse is also lifted from the rest of the castle. However, in the live-action movie, the Beast is dying from the fight, Belle begs him not to leave her (“Come back”), … and then the movie switches over to show how the other cursed characters (Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, et al.) turn into the physical objects whose shapes they wore, right as the last petal fell. Then the movie returns to show Belle declaring her love (“Please come back. I love you”), allowing the sorceress to reverse the curse for everyone. The gap between Belle’s initial “Come back” and “I love you” is about two minutes, but when I first saw the movie in theaters, accustomed as I was to the direct flow from Beast’s death to the lifting of the curse, that two minutes felt like an interminable interruption. The tears didn’t come, at least not so easily, and I didn’t catch my breath because I don’t usually hold my breath for two minutes. This change in editing between the old movie and the new is my only serious complaint, however. — A. W.

The One of A Kind 2017 Movie Since the Animated Version
★★★★★
I like both of the movies that are better. When I was younger, I watched the 1991 version of Disney's Beauty and The Beast with my family years before my older brother bought the 2017 version for me because it had a Blu Ray disc and a DVD. I had my first two Blu Ray pack since Christmas when I was 13. My first Blu Ray pack were Blue Sky Studios' Robots and Rio 2. — Quueeesoooo11

Best movie of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
★★★★★
💗😻💗😻💗😻💗😻💗😻💗😻💗This version is absolutely the best movie of all time, in my opinion. I will watch the trailer, then watch the movie, and then watch the movie again. It can be so sad and yet turn so happy I've had to replace my headphones because I'm crying so much. I will admit I do not know who most of these actors are so I don't know their true potential, but nevertheless I love the movie. The acting is so convincing, especially with Gaston, who even started to strike a nerve in me, too. As for the beast, well, as the movie continued I was able to see him more like the prince he is and less like the monster that everyone saw. It stands out from the original animated version in numerous ways that make it that much more enjoyable. The detail in the set is astonishing, and you really feel like you're in the movie. The cast does sing quite a bit, but any songs they sing are often well thought out and beautifully performed such as Evermore (the new song the beast sings when he frees Belle😭)and the classic Gaston song (when they sing about how perfect he is😠). Please enjoy the movie as much as I did!!!!!!!! — Ultimate panda lover

Amazing
★★★★★
One of THE BEST live action Disney films — Rocco Flores

Days in the Sun
★★★★★
Honestly, I bought this just to watch and listen to Days in the Sun MV. — NvdXkaZnm

Not the best remake.
★★★★
Just saw the movie. It had its good parts. Some of the animation was good. Emma Watson did well. Though I like her batter in Harry Potter. Her singing was a bit off. Emma Thompson sing I thought was off as well. Angela Lansbury is my favorite Mrs. Potts. Luke Evans did a good jobs as the villain. I think he had his character down and had fun. I do not recommend for young children. The old one is far better. I didn't get bored with the old one. Nothing against this one. I just thought Emma Watson was trying to hard and the other actors were as well. Since Beaty and the Beast is a great classic. — Sir baggy bottoms

Fantastic
★★★★★
Great music. Very entertaining. — t0pgun

Not Quite the Cartoon, But Still Good
★★★★
Overall, it is well made and exceeded my expectations. However, I still find the cartoon version to be better. The screenplay is just better in the cartoon with a better story and richer characters. Some details are less reasonable in this film. For example, the prison cell has a large opening on one side and Belle hardly eats at dinner. The different emotions of the beast and the evilness of Gaston are also better depicted in the cartoon because of both the script and the technology (animation). There also seems to be a show of polical statement at some level in the way the script was altered from the animated version. Although it is not serious, I really hope Hollywood can leave it out of fairy tales. Still, it is a good film and this live-action version shows details not possible in the cartoon, e.g. the landscape and the final dance scene, although too many details sometimes distract. Belle played by Watson also seems to live up to the name more than her counterpart in the animation. And I really like the extended library and reading scene. I think the use of CGI is all right. To sum up, the story and rendering do not quite live up to the animated version, but Belle played by Watson outdo the animated version and it is over-all a good film. — Kai the Movie Watcher

Love this movie!!!
★★★★★
I thought Emma was an amazing and stunning belle. I love what Disney did to re make this classic movie. — Spindleweed Topaz

One of my favorites😁
★★★★★
I have not seen the original yet, but I can tell this is way better! The songs are amazing, and Emma Watson is an amazing singer and actress! Belle is my favorite princess! I would reccomend this movie for children 8 and older because younger children might find it a bit scary. Love the movie! — gyfchgc

AMAZING LIVE ACTION REMAKE!
★★★★★
Well Done Disney!!! This Live Action Remake by Disney like the previous Live Action releases such as The Jungle Book, and Cinderella, makes me even more excited for their future Live Action Disney Classic remakes. I look just as much forward to showing this version to my future children as the Original Animation version that I grew up with. They retold the story in almost identical fashion, with added on dialogue to the scenes, including new scenes and songs. The music is great, and the set is stunning! — Sblevine91

Their Talent = Their Historical Research... Zero
★★★★
I’m so confused how this movie got the green light. The singing is too heavily engineered, but it was probably required because none of the cast (except Gaston) can actually sing. Also, why on earth did they need to re-orchestrate the soundtrack? The original flute parts are almost non-existent and everything is now very clarinet and reed-focused. Did anyone else notice the inappropriate reference to the plague?? That was literally centuries before this plot so Belle would have to be hundreds of years old for her mother to have died in the plague. Lololol. And if this takes place in the 18th century (?) there wouldn’t be any diversity in this small rural French town far from Paris. Yes, it stinks that there wouldn’t be an ethnically rich cast of actors, but historical accuracy doesn’t always reflect what we see in our society today. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Last, but not least, the CGI was unbearable. The architectural CGI was beautiful, but the characters were impossible to believe because the texturing was not blended enough to the live action cast interacting with them, i.e. their skin was too smooth, lines were too sharp and bold, and the movement was too fluid and computerized. This film had such high potential, but it was obviously rushed and thus lacked precision. — scott_picc

Beautiful story!
★★★★★
IT's EXACTLY LIKE THE CARTOON!! If you never seen the animated movie you'll love this! The acting just didn't do it for me, I don't know why everyone made such a big deal about this movie, Save your money, it's not worth it! — blazin red

Ugh
★★★★
I sooooo wanted to like this, but nothing can compare to the original. This comes off like a movie that should be on Disney Channel, or some sort of production at Disney World. Emma Watson as Belle came off snobbish and hipster. Had high hopes, totally disappointed with how it came together. They technically had a great cast...on paper...but something didnt jive with them all for the film. — Jenny Benz

SMH!
★★★★
Where to start?! Totally disappointed. Will not ever buy this. The review that said the singing sucked, was totally right. Acting?! What acting? Lame lame lame Zero stars Dear god let's hope Aladdin won't disappoint! — scliame

Awesome movie
★★★★★
An absolutely very well done movie. Emma was amazing. It truly is a classic. — PastelTulip

AMAZING!
★★★★★
The best movie in history!!! Amazing acting and singing!!!!! — Lulubell1019

Bad Movie
★★★★
Waste of time and money. The original cartoon was way better. — Bodestiny

Absolutely Magical
★★★★★
This movie literally changed my life. I love it so much and watch it on repeat! — LoveZoell

Great Live version!
★★★★★
Just wonderful! Loved this movie and the original cartoon movie!!!!! Thanks Disney for making the "live" version!!!! My childhood was relived! It stuck to the old story and added a bit to keep it interesting! — EMS2003

Beautiful and artistic
★★★★★
The remake was remarkable and I absolutely loved the creativity & the parts that were technically done were amazing it didn't even look computerized & I liked the added scenes I'd highly recommend it for any age I'm tempted to buy it for keeps if it weren't so expensive — Miklichfam

Best movie!!!
★★★★★
Definitely my new favorite movie!! Emma Watson does a great job playing Belle! — jiffpom 🐻

Beauty and the beast
★★★★★
I love Beauty and the beast because the songs were soft and they were not yelling. — Kfgh

📚🎊🥇🌹🥀💕
★★★★★
This is a very good movie in my opinion. This film should be one of the best movies out there. The reason I like this movie is mainly because of Emma Watson. She is a great actor and she has been acting sense she was in the movie Harry Potter. This film brings happiness and I hope others can find it to.💗 Great movie! 5 star rating — ejlipska

Perfect
★★★★★
Everything was awesome in this movie . — Nokhbe

Love this movie
★★★★★
I watched it in theaters first day this is anazing — SUPERLOVEROFSHANEDAWSON

SEE THE 1991 VERSION
★★★★
The original cartoon Beauty and Beast (1991) was so much better. Emma Watson was great as Hermione Granger, but as Belle, she came off standoffish, and snobbish. She and Dan Stevens just did not make magic on screen, and lacked chemistry. Also, this is not a true family movie, Disney has to throw in some perversion, since a few of the movie makers, cannot stop their sick deviant selves from trying to contaminate young impressionable minds. — Prophet Amos

The kids enjoyed it.
★★★★★
Not bad. Expectedly heavy on the CGI. The PC Hollywood whitewash can be a little annoying for adults. It's become a very diverse little french town! :) But the kids won't notice that. The acting? Well, some eggs would have been nice with all that ham. — IsItMyEyes?

Good movie ☺️☺️☺️
★★★★★
Loved it all — MUGGEDXFLY

Request
★★★★★
Hey, can you add an Arabic subtitle.. — Bo-Mahdi

Beauty&Beast
★★★★★
This enjoyable tale was memorizing with the music, choreography, artistic setups, makeup, props, etc. The Town scenes were quaint and beautiful. The sharp contrast from greenery, warm weather to frigid, cold, dark castle was excellent. The actors and actresses were lovely and fit their part very well. Thank you for making this movie one that fits the Disney profile as an excellent family movie! — 1!£

Underwhelming
★★★★★
I liked a lot of this movie. What didn't work for me was Belle's acting seemed like she was trying hard not to express very much. It just wasn't very believable because it felt like she held back a lot. And her voice was very limited ability-wise. She couldn't do much with it, and it was insanely auto-tuned. Her voice was so processed, it was extremely distracting. Very amateurish singing. I was disappointed by the casting of Belle. — Rosty123456789

I'm in love
★★★★★
I love this movie so much. I haven't loved a movie this much in such a long time, it's better than the animated one. — bswally

Best
★★★★★
I like it — Addie Ben

Boring
★★★★
Boring!!! I prefer the cartoon version! — Gustavo serve